Happy New Year ! Here's hoping this new year will be an improvement over the last. Whatever happens on Earth, there's a lot going in in the sky in 2022 including two lunar eclipses, a few good meteor showers (including one this
month), a parade of planets in the morning and evening skies, and of course thousands of deep-sky delights to see with a small telescope. Let's get to it - here's what I've got for you in this month's Night Sky Newsletter...
2. Since it's off the newsstands, I can share a PDF of my latest article for Sky & Telescope
magazine - "Small Scope Winter" - which has a couple of dozen deep-sky vistas to keep you busy with your telescope during the long winter nights. Access the article and companion video at this link.
4. I am continually amazed at the quality of planetary images captured by skilled amateur astronomers. This new video by Damian Peach
, possibly the best planetary imager on earth, shows the spectacularly detailed face of Mars he captured through the past year.
8. Astronomy writer Timothy Ferris presents another short instalment of his 'Rocky Hill Lectures', this one on the subject of progress
: what it is, whether humankind is making it, and how your view of progress is influenced by how you see the world. See it here.
Thanks for reading! Make sure to get out and see the stars in the coming year.
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